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Theory of the State

Vitaliy Ivanov
2010
In Russian
Number of pages: 288
ISBN: 978-5-7598-0723-0

In this book the author analyzes and redefines the general concepts of the state, sovereignty, and democracy; he also criticizes traditional approaches to the classification of forms of government, the state system and political regime. The author insists that the traditional terminology (“monarchy”, “republic”, “federation”, etc.) needs at least to be clarified, and probably completely replaced. A significant section covers the “rehabilitation of oligarchy”. According to the author, “oligarchy” should be a key the term in any theory of a political regime.

This book serves as the meeting point of law and political science. It is addressed not only to academic scholars, teachers, professional politicians, journalists specializing in political and legal problems, but also to graduate and undergraduate students, to anyone who is interested in theory of the state and the political system and is ready to perceive a criticism of “classical” definitions.

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